Film Events

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302 presents films from Madison's Nicolas Alexander and Phantom Moth Productions. Over the past two years, writer-director Nicolas Alexander has gathered local, multi-talented artists for his guerrilla production troupe including cinematographer Evan Parquette and hip-hop musician/actor Carlos Christian. Alexander's early work in "Keep Movin'" and "Runnin'" situate biographical elements from Christian's life inside of pulp crime fiction stories. "The Harbor," which took home...

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

Ashman Anime Club presents...
Friday, July 25 at 6:45 pm
refreshments will be served
call 824-1780 to reserve seats
funding for this program has been provided by the Madison Community Foundation

Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of Furuya’s...

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 2:00pm
Pinney Branch

No matinee movie in July.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:30pm
Pinney Branch

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time.
This movie is rated R by the MPAA and is for mature audiences only.

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

award-winning documentaries and independent films from around the world

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:00pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

Monday, June 23 at 2:00 pm
Alicia Ashman Branch Library
refreshments will be served

Drama / UK / 2013 / 98 min.

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock—something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of—and given away for adoption in the United States. In...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:30pm
Central Library

, Meeting Room 302

Join us as Central Cinema's Classic and Contemporary Film for Cinephiles presents The Milky Way by Luis Buñuel. Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they hitchhike, beg for food, and face the Christian dogmas and heresies from different Ages. Starring Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff and Edith Scob. View the trailer: http://www....

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm
Hawthorne Branch

Join us for Hawthorne's Free Friday Feature! This is an ongoing film event in which we will be showing a newly released adult feature the second Friday of each month.

This film is rated PG-13. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

"In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous...

From the New World
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:45pm
Alicia Ashman Branch

Born into a world a thousand years in our future, Saki and her friends Satoru, Maria, Mamoru and Shun have lived their entire lives in what seems to be a perfect utopia. Not only is their small, idyllic community overflowing with clean rushing water and abundant green foliage, but almost all technology has been rendered irrelevant by the magical power of "Juryoku," the psychic ability to materialize anything one desires. But when Saki discovers a long-lost artifact from the past, the facade...

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:30pm
Goodman South Madison Branch

Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—black and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or...